MkMMHBnat SH UHMnMHiHinaMfHWIiaMUMM^^ THE VIRaiiTT A SPELLER AND READER Youth set ari ,iu at tirst, with ease go on, And each new task is witli new pleasur* d^ne. lUOHMONP: J. li. Keiningham, 211 Broad St. BOOK T 1:1 1: viRaiisriA^ SPELLER AND READER " Youth set aright at first, with ease go on, And each r*e%v task is with nev/ pleasura done." EICHMOND: J. R. KSXNINGHAM, 211 BuOiJD Bt 1865, 145 l/fe MACFARLANE & FERGUSSON, PRINTEMS. THE VIRGINIA SPELLER Al READER. ROMAN CAPITAL LETTERS, A B C D E F G H I J K L M N P Q R S T U V-W X Y Z Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive in 2010 witii funding from Lyrasis IVIembers and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/virginiaspellerrOOunse SPELLKii AND KEADiiK. i ITALIC CAPITAL LETTERS. A B C D E F G H I J K L M NO P q R 8 T U V W X Y Z & ITALIC SMALL LETTERS. a h a d ^ f 9 ^' i j h I m n o p q r s t u ROMAN VOWELS. A E I O U Y— a e i o u y CONSONANTS. 1> c d f g li ] k 1 in 11 p q r s t V w X z DOUBLE LETTERS li 11 if ffi ffl 8 SPELLBR AND KJBJADEK. ba he hi ea ce ci da de di fa fe li ga ge gi lia he hi bo bii CO cu do du fo fu go gu ho hn ja je ji JO ju ka ke ki ko ku la h li lo lu ma me mi mo mu na ne ni no nu pa pe pi po pu ra re ri TO ru ab eb ib ob ub m s^ si BO su ac ec ic oe uo ta te tl to tu ad ed id od ud va Y6 vi VO vu af ef if of uf wa ^'6 Wl WO wu ag eg % og ug ya ye yi JO yu ak ek ik ok uk E.a ze zi 20 Ztl al el 11 ol lil am em im om 1:5m an en ii) or. vm ap ep ip op up ar er ir or ur as es is os us at et it ot ut av ax by ay ex cv IV ov* ix o-x dj fy ux jy kj ]j mj py 17 sj tj WY zy ia az SPELLEB AKD EEADEK. ab ac ad af ag ak al am an ap ce my at is eb ec ed ef eg ek el em en ep ci me if to ib ic id if ik ii im in ip ob oc od of ok • ol om on CD he so ox up an ub lie nd nf uk ul um nn up ar er ir or nr as es is 03 us at et it ot ut av ev iv ov uv ax ex ix ox ux gl go cy 10 SPELLEK AND KEADEK. book cow trvmk 4^ ship stove ibk ble bli bio blu bra bie bri bro bru cla cle cli clo clu era ere cri cro cru dra dre dri dro dm fla lie fii flo flu fra fre fii fro fru ^la gle gli glo glu gra gre gri gro gn\ pla pie pli pio plu pra ])re pri pi'o pni sba she sbi slio sbu ska ske ski sko ska sla sle sli slo slu sma sme smi smo smu sua sne sni sno snu spa spe spi spo spu sta ste sti sto stu tha the thi the thu ti^a ire tri tro tru SPELLEK A^^D KEADIlK. 11 hot lot not cat fat hat dig % had gig bid did • hog hid bad lad fop lop bed fed fob led dip hip nap lip bob mob map rap hut cut pin gut cry dry far fry iin sin Ijaj- jar ben ded nun fen bag eag- let hag gun rim bet met gum hum mum bug dug hug God man gem wed piy ^py nut .Pg nip rat kid mod pen rag dun sad tin log rip pot red sob put mad pig tar wig men net win siHm tap rob mar set fun 12 SPELLEK AND READEK. Fg horse chair men arm job fix wax ink mud old her tug top bit rob rib mat rub tub put con act sly him aU odd arm sut rat get for hit sty- vex cup din ask dab bud six dim pan ark sex bat hem beg nod web pen bib rib m and cub fib cud ]iab asp elm wet ram nit SPELLER AM1> READER. 13 ipl how mow now sow bay day g^J hay jay law maw paw raw saw tow bow few low mow mew row dew hew new nay pay ray say way doe foe roe toe due rue sue awe daw jaw GANNON, The cannon makes a loud noise. Go in. Go on. Go up. A red cap. He can dig. A fat pig. I can hop. A tin cup. You can run. 14 •ii'irXJ.KK AND READKE. dock cold r^ jkick '"^ bend sofa :kmg I deck [higli 'luck lock fold lick fend damp fond pink hint ling neck nigh muck hS^ sick lend Ijimp pond sink lint smg peck sigh tuck teeth pump ^^, |balm lump calm fill cuff jolt fall malt fell dent pump palm hill huff polt gall salt sell lent SPELLER AN I' RKA1)KR< 15 ¥^^ coy m toy coo too woo bee fee see die ^e lie pea sea tea yea orb vow lay oat may oak oar ace age ape ear eat ioe one our out own use are aid aim you two All of us, my son, are to die. If we do no ill, we go to joy. Go not in the way of bad men. The eve of God is on us all the day- 16 SPELLEK AI^I) RKADEH. piano table saddle pitclier compass I buck I ramp dung lield 9 ^ milk well felt wilt bark muck band pomp puff kind half mend hard will gilt: cant kill talk comb told bulk hall limb jilt dumb hemp land gang wink rent duck till alms dull pelt hull bang fact belt sand wing rich back half silk tall vamp pill sift lack wild teU plant monk rant pick sick farm left SPELLER AND EEADEK. 11 lord^ wall sack hora rash walk hunt gift moss dash suck send mark dark rest iiim loft hilt song dost burn lest rock bank port melt help long pith hiss ^ent mild curd dish lass dark verb tend harm yarn • hurt dust turk jack mist park cord lurk moth dart tent pump tack vast toss fork card rank soft miss cash tui-n lamb herd morn hulk curl gird lust hash mint gulp I'unt rush vest purl term yard west feh bird wolf bung barn tush find hang vent path test 18 SPELLER AND EEADEK. turf girl lark corQ part Land went garb mask lest rift curb belt last hasp flax plan yoke shod wrai)g mind shad babe gale cope pair bate drive rage jade lime bold plate hire pave safe ship cane mute base CANAL BOAT. The boat is drawn by horses. If we live well, we shall die well. He doth live ill who doth not mend. We must love all men : yea, we must pray for them thai bato Vih, and tiy to do us harm. SPELLEK A>D EEABEn, 19 cage wide lane cure lite cave note rove wile vice bane game cake core dine mole lace safe mile kite wipe take rule bare buge bake mate pore fate wave pipe lame rude mule bone tire rise vote care mope mace pike tune bere lute liope dame lice rake bive wine tile same bite wore wife nice robe sake rule bone time dire tide fame rope tore ware poke fade face life make page mane male sure gate dare file hide mice like pine mire dice pale vine bope fail- more rate pane race rice 20 SPIOLLEK AJSD READER. moon feel far daub beam deal fray gain moat snow foam feet keen gain thee seen meet soon llOOi loud roar town coal tear they Loot tool soul wait keep leek deep noon doom Boys love play ; they run, hop, skip and jump. They may play some ; but if they would be ^^'ise, tb^v should read and work Ichq. SPELLER ANiJ liEADER, 91 meek hoop deer reel seem fool coop seek weep heel jail laid coin pour gout seal clay flow howl meaa thaw void nail rout bowl Of all animals the dog is the most inter- esting. Forsaking all others, he attaches himself to his master, and seems nev^er so happy as when taking a ramble in the woods or fields with one he loves. i)v) SPELLER ±jSD HEADEE. boat flea true gilt fain crow stay soul down maim slow beak read fowl coat gown cine Tliey who would read well, must at first learn to read slow, and mind all the stops ; at each of which they must make a short pause. SPELLER AND REaD^.. dray hair rail main spew deaf load meat weak grow 1 ^ horse ! world • froth i ^^^ trust clSh crush ^^H ^^L launc •h blind shred Jff^^ ri^^X fetch shark lungs craft patch scrub ketch scorn blunt wrist bench cloth throb f.ash match speck brisk march smart latch bliss frank crust broth chest birch crosa twist plait scoff sprat thick small dross forth grasp brush trust tench blend chaff block sprig track strap chum storm crock glass truth marsh. i>4 SPELLEIl AND EEABER. pride choke glare blame stave prose herse swine sharp those hedge prone barge '^'aste shave theme bride helve spark torch spirit bluff chose snore smile which smack graze there snack brunt stilt sword knack spent glove purge worth gloss start The first laws or rules which we are re- quired to observe are those given by pa- rents ; and we ought to obey them because our parents are wiser than we, and know best what is good for us. SrhLLEP. ANP KEADEP.. 25 house bound crowd haunt round louse proud pouch count mouth vaunt sound stout pound steed scout cause creep bleed cheer leech sweet teeth @ ileet sweep check J^ g^ breed speed proof spoon wheel ^^ sheer shoot tooth iioor bloom stool loose scoop sloop groom broad sloop gloom brook stoop goose ^i shook broom stood queen sleep kneel ^ ^^& steel sleek steer teach booth ^ sheaf ^ reach • sneak clean ^-*^ ^^^k». mouse speak cheap yM^"^ tease heart cream I 26 SPELLER Al^iD REaBER: noise strain trail lease saint claim toncli shear raise frail taint poise peace leave point slain cloud mourn faint bleat groan reach feast cheat quick joint rnoist broil faith treat coach heave r I I A\.'f,^ See ! here is a fine ship. All her sails are Bet, and she cuts the water as she sails along. It will take her a longtime to get to a port. The sea will sometimes be stormy. SPELLEB AND P.EADEE. "Ji throne chance branch scotch prance thrice charge cheese stripe stride thresh thrive stroke strive flitch bought prince harsh snatch trance fringe pledge thrush plough bridge crutch drench scheme strike starve speech sleeve The Giraffe has a very extraordi-^ nary appearance, from his being so low behind ; he moves very awk- w a r d 1 y , drag- ging, as it were, his hind legs a& ter him. 28 SPELLER AND LE^iDEE, Words accented on the first syllable. vi-per ro-sy ru-by ru-ia su-et ti-cly ra-ker na-ked af-ter ri-der er-ror or-der an-gel so-Ler fe-ver pa-gan ca-per tu-tor ha-zel pi-per SPELLER AND KEADEti. gru el mer cy smo ky han dy mer ry sor row hap py mot to spi cy har dy mud dy sto ry liob by par ty sul ly jocky pen ny sur ly jolly puppy tab by lob by que ry tally lof ty qui et . tar dy luc ky sil ly tri al fag got mor tai sin fui gal lop mur der sor rel gar ter num ber tan ner gun ner nut meg- ten der liam let pan nel tra der har lot pep per vel vet Mu der pban torn ves sel ken nel pot ter vul gar kd der ren der wan der Ian cet rob ber wil ful • Mm ber run ner win ter 30 SPELLEE AND READER. See tlie fox. He has a den. He dug it in tlie ground. It keeps him warm and safe. See him go out of his den. He sees the warm sun. M He feels the pure air. He hears the birds sing. He is glad. He runs and jumps. Hark, he hears a noise. See him look round. He sees a dog. The dog barks at him. The dog runs at him. ^e wants to kill the fox. Can he catcli the fox 'I The fox runs fast. Now he has got home. He is safe in his den, SPELIEIi Al^D KEADEE. 31 trum pet si lent mit tens splen dour ton nage sill try pre cept sliel tev mam mon chest nut sot tisli pat tern spin ster mem ber sp'in ter til lage sul len par eel ut ter spun gy frow ard stag ger ran dom sim per tap ster stam mer mo ment -^^=^^3£^^#^^^ Tea is the leaves of a plant that grows iu China, 32 SPELLER AND READER. chil clren sum rner bar rei HI let ~ lord ship fod der pli ant ser pent cost ly sera per mo disL. bunt er tet ter war like slug gard li ning turn er trot ter sharp er sha dy war rant mil ler plum met plat ter sig nal lit ter su et con trite sum mon pur chase sup per tin der skil fill pil fer spite ful per son tor ment pa rent rec tor sun der splen did sur name rub bish pur blind trans port ser vant self ish rug ged bant ling tumb ler sur face fro zen spin net ten dril e vil pip kin snap pish con vent spin ner pur pose bhar pen med loy lln net SPELLER AND RBADEB. sMl ling suf fer -e ven thank M wil ling fet ter pam per short ly gib bet sexton stern ly tru ant pave ment tar nisk np shot con tract stin gy vie tim •safe ty nine ty sen tence art less par don r^n som slum ber rant er sin ner PRIlSTTINa PRESS. Snow and hail are drops of rain, frozen by the coldness of the air. S u SPELLER AWD READER. shep herd san dy cor ner waste fal tat ter fla grant mur mur slut tish hang er stu dent plat form dres ser pil grim ; slen der si an der subject rum mage thread bare there fore slug gish pos set shame ful tenth ly gold finch ren net plu mage fid dler sal ad shut ter cul ture but ter tur nip morn ing whis per wor ship part ner ad vent sloth fill si lence cut ler pru dent rem nant fret ful lim ner time ly grit ty six fold lone some human glos sy fer ret Ian tern con vert skip per satch el buffet Qon quest pars nip back ward brim stone SPELLEE AND EEADEE. 35 THE BALL. The boys play ball. They love to play. John lost his ball. His bat went next. John is now sad. How can he play ? James has a ball. Take a new game. Cry not for this. You may find the ball. Yon must look for it. Be not so sad. It was a fine day. Ann went to walk. She lost her doll. She too is sad* What does she find ? A bat and a ball. John found a doll. Both are now glad. 36 SPELLER AND READEE. pic ture com fort cab bage stop ]3age gun shot flu ent fore taste fru gal gut ter hard ship in ward crafty dul lard stop per scaf fold com ment va grant gar ret fop pisli wed ding horse man glim mer stran ger in sect in most gus set fur long The cock crows ; the goose hisses ; the turkey gobbles ; the dog barks ; the cat purrs and mews ; the cricket chirps ; the dove coos ; the peacock screams ; the swallow twitters ; the owl hoots ; the lamb bleats ; the hog squeals ; the cow lows ; tl.e horse neighs ; the bull bellows. SPELLER AND EEADKE. 3-7 tliun der drum mer bit ter liar vest child ish cbam ber grace ful grate ful fun nel %gy land mark idol let ter con verse like ly • se cret scorn ful her mit pil lar per feet glit ter sat in max im chap man liang ings Var nish lug gage cliop per turn pike tem pest par lour blun der pen cil scan dal cburcli man scan ty turn stile flan nel war fare scab bard help ful ven ture pan try le gal ut most chast en in fant strange ly drug get sear let con duct com mon vir gin fen nel liost ler tun nel vin tage land scape up side tat ter 38 SPELLER AND READER. gos pel spi got four score hav oc tal on gov ern jour nal vis age lias sock knowl edge wheel er juice less leath er am pie knuc kle ma gic bare foot li quor noi sy cheap ness mel on pas time doc tress naugli ty rat tie eye brow pad lock EAGLE. The Eagle is a very large bird, and is to be found in this country. There are seve- ral kinds of this bird. .SPELLER AND READER. B^ ap pie mas ter an swer brew er name less braw ny care ful oat meal cap tain. dear ly pea cock dead ly ea gle quick ly ear wig fair ly read er faitliful giv er sa,m pie gain say liear ty tai lor health ful in sight vir tue im age jaun dice up right jew el mis tress crick et ram ble nas ty dir ty sal mon quick en.' # €T er tal ent pastry fid die Yal ue riv er ^^.^.^ sau cy^^?^.# gatli er weai ry hab it jzeal ous table joy ful al way vis it kna vish bish op wid ow In ere chap el 2;eal ot man gle dai ly 40 3FELLEB AND EEADEK. buc He Ibirsli el buck ram €olic cMId hood erns ty deaf eB doubt fill dis tant fath om faul ty frail ty grea sy great ness gram ble horn age lins ky host ess mod est mon strous mus ty plan et pos ture plan tain ruffle riv er rel ish J PIANO. ^ £^S ^iiniimi!H^^»KAt<Ji!««»^^«fc<[)|i]|]jlJ|liii»s^^ He that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. SPELLER AND EEADER. 41 The heat of summer ripens the produce of the farmer's labours, and invites him with the sickle, scythe, or cradle in hand, to cut down the wheat, the rye, the barley, the oats, and the grass ; while the little boys are busy in flying the kite, bathing in the water, &c. The chilling breezes, falling leaves, and branches loaded with ripened fruit, inform the labourer that autumn is come. The apples must now be gathered ; the corn, potatoes, and turnips secured for use in win- ter ; and the little boys amuse themselves with tops, marbles, &c. m SPELLER AND READER. The accent on the first syllable. Ab so lute lib er ty dig ni fy op e ra glo ri fy rec re ate jus ti fy man ner ly cal i CO'' f' pe ri od fa vour ite sac ra meiit im pi ous vit ri ol lat i tude ad mi ral joi li ty dan ger ous i.m"v<^ kins "WO man car pen ter nun ne ry fol low er quan ti ty im pu dent tem po ral bat tie door 'o pi um ev e ry rasp ber ry liar mo ny un der hand kna ve ry cin na mon in di go can die stick mack e rel . ben e fit man i fold en e my . pas sen ger Mtk er to sane ti fy af ter ward nee ta rine dif fer ent quar ter age gen e ral tan ta lize jew el ler ag gra vate ag gre gate book sel ler lav en der eat a ble SPELLER AND READER. 4H THE KITE. Hen-ry Stoneliada fine kite. On a clear, bright day in tlie fall of the year, when the wind blew he went out to fly it. His broth-er James wished to go with him to help him. But Hen-ry said, " No, I can fly it my-self." He tried two or three times, but only dragged it on the ground and tore it. At last he was forced to ask his broth-er James to help him. James for-gave his want of kind-ness, and gave him all the help he could ; and the kite was soon seen fly-ing high in the air, far a-bove the tops of the tall trees. Now they were both very hap-py, and staid and watched the kite until they were tired of play. Then they went home and thanked God ' that he had taken care of them, and made them so hap-py. They said that they would nev-er quar-rel a-gain, but would al-ways share their plays to-geth-er. 44 SPELLER AND READEE. nour isli ment gal le ry an i mate por rin ger dra pe ry tel es cope fel low ship par a ble or der ly care ful ness sep a rate iir ma ment CROWN ob li gate bap pi ness bla ma ble rec to ry e ven ing vie to ry A crown is worn by a king. It is a toy for wliicli miicb blood has, at times, been shed. SPELLER AND READEE. 45 an i mal o ver board di a dem scav en ger gen tie man ut ter ly joe u lar mar jo ram ap pe tite op e rate des pe rate scru pu lous gov ern ess use ful ness ju ni per sub sti tute ar ti choke li a ble des ti tute fin isli er nor tlier ly can di date read i ly fac to ry van i ty in dus try sin gu lar mal a dy neg a tive can is ter re com pense fur tlier more ven i son in fa my mar tyr dom mit ti mus in fan cy cliar ac ter nig gard ly pas tur age bit ter ness pen du lum ex eel lent teach a ble liaz ard ous wea ri some le gi ble gra na ry beg gar ly part ner ship ep i taph ter ri ble hand ker chief wag on er leth ar gy grand fa ther but ter y mar vel lous em i nence gal Ian try 46 SPELLER AND READEK. reg u Jar mul ber ry or gan ist bar net sin ew y en mi ty cer ti fy hyp o crite iieav i ness nies sen ger ab sti nence rej) ro bate drunk en ness ve he mence gree di ly gro ce ly sec ond ly of fer ing pil lo ry cer tain ly treach e ry fath er less friv o Ions in ju ry IliiiSiil "■ ■:* 1^ W ' He that is slow to anger, is better than the mighty; and he that mleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. SPELLEK AND READER. 4t gov era or pes ti lence lib e ral ter ri fy a the ist pet ti coat drop si cal tes ti fy glo ri oas com e dy lu mi nous his to ry an nu al like li hood dil i gent ob sti nate grad u al set tie ment but ter fly 8ol emn ly e qual ize wick ed ness in ^ del sep ul chre nu me ral or i gin car ri er scar ci ty faith ful ly won der ful in no cence griev ous ly nine ti eth in flu ence cir cu lar flight in gale fam i ly rem e dy ar ti fice res i due drow si ness v er bal ly heart i ly res o lute med i cine em bas sy bev e rage reg u lar em pe ror rig i lant hea yen ly fu ri ous majesty se ri ous bu si ly med i tate el o quent pat ri arch hos pi tal pov er ty charge a ble tract a ble fish 6 ry 48 SPELLER AND READER. THE STAK. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder wiat you are ! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. When the blazing sun is gone, When he nothing shines upon. Then you show your little light, Twinkle, twinkle, all the night. Then the traveller in the dark. Thanks you for your tiny spark ! He could not see which way to go. If you did not twinkle so. In the dark blue sky you keep, And often through my curtains peep, For you never shut your eye Till the sun is in the sky. As your bright and tiny spark Lights the traveller in the dark, Though I know not what you are, Twinkle, tAvinkle, little star. SPELLER AND READEE. 49 wil der ness gov em ance com ic al her aid ry fish, er man i ron y grid i ron live li hood house hold er in fer ence rose ma ry for es ter sev en ty rid i cnle trum pet er trag e dy per qui site vig o rous mis sle toe in so lent for eign er grace ful ly hus band man for ci ble ius ti ly cheer ful ly con ju rer THE URN. Learn something: usefal every day, 4 50 SPELLER AND READER. hur ri cane mer ci less ruf fi an butcli e ry mem o ry ex er cise sol i tude her mit age cu ri ous tyr an ny con fi clent cov et ous in di gence lit a ny prov i dence com pa ny in ward ly con fi dence main te nance vi o lence straw ber ry lu di crous pow er fill ad jee tive lee tu rer dif fer ence rev er ence gun ne ry vir tu ous skel e ton min is try fool e Yj chas ti ty guard i an mul ti tude grand mo tlier du ti ful for mal ly boun te ous ca pa ble du ra ble re gis ter mock e ry out er most i vo ry change a ble piety flue tu ate treas ur er cin na mon for tu nate vin e gar in ti mate grav i ty fre quen cy spec ta cle com mon er in stru ment choc o late mer ci ful for ti tude trou ble some rus set in SPELLER AND READEE. 51 The accent on the second An otli er be got ten dis ci pie en joy ment for give ness here af ter en clo sure more o ver oc cur rence par ta ker re pent ance sin cere ly to getli er vice ge rent slip pe ry plen ti ful mon u ment fla ge let cu i*a cy un civ il dis cov er in qui ry pro due tive re ci tal se cure ly a pos tie be liol den con sid er di rect ly en a ble for get ful lie ro ic im mor tal plas ter er lu na cy fan ci ful con tra ry fruit er er syllable. ma jes tic ob serv er pa ter nal re ceiv er se vere \j tri bu nal un ac tive de ceit ful en coun ter ig no ble pa thet ic re cord er se duce ment un bo som mis e ry - twen ti etli vis it er pleu ri sy res i dence 52 SPELLER AND READER. ri ot ous pu pil age low er most gr^te ful ly couD sel lor liv e Tj au di ence cus torn er for mer ly clean li ness lit ur gy cle men cy six ti etli circumstance stew ard ship chan ce ry sump tu ous dis trac tion sub mis sion pliy si cian con ver sion neg li gence pew ter er rot ten ness sla ve ry tow ard ly mir a cle tor ri bly thir ti eth sor row ful trav el ler bias plie my clieese monger con Stan cy pun ish ment sov er eign poul ter er ref er ence re due tion re li gious o mis sion cor rec tion pub li can mil li ner fright ful ly clias tise ment pre sent ly sil la bub con fer ence rob be ry cbol er ic herb al ist care less ly rhet o ric tes ta ment bias phe mous treas u rer con fine ment den si ty in ven tion trans ac tion ex tor tion di vis ion SPELLER AND READER. 53 pro por tion pe ti tion at trac tion pos ses sion out ra geoiis ap pen dix in Ilu man re ful gent dis trib ute in jus tice dis or der pro pliet ic a cute ness en ven om un lio ly oc ta vo af fee tion de clen sion ex cep tion im pres sion ob struc tion con fu sion con vie tion op pres sion as cen sion am bi tious un seem ly un luck y en trea ty re mem ber dis tin guisli spec ta tor en tire ly un pleas ant im pure ly ex .ot ic die ta tor col lee tion de struc tion foun da tion ma li cious ob jec tion re flee tion re cep tion au da cious con di tion com pas sion sur vi ver e ra sure es tab lisli un god ly in vec tive a pos tate arch bisli op re fu sal un band some ad be sive ad di tion car na tion e di tion in fee tion ma gi cian per mis sion 54 SPELLER AND HEADER. per fee tion sub jec tion tempt a tion con clu sion de due tion re la tion oc ca sion re demp tion sal YX tion vex a tion com bus tion con vie tion in struc tion. o pin ion re bell ion trans gres sion af flic tion • as ser tion ex pres sion pro fes sion per sua sion If we would be liappy, we must learn to be good. SPELLER AND READER. 55 THE HEN AND FOX. Jane Hall had a ^ne black hen, which she used to feed with crumbs, un-til she was quite tame. One day this hen got out of the yard with her lit-tle chick-ens, and went in-to a grove which was near. Jane soon miss-ed her, and ta-king the dog, set-off to hunt her, for she was a-fraid she might lose her chick-ens. When they reached the grove they found the hen ma-king a loud noise, and try-ing to keep off a young fox cub that want-ed to seize her chick-ens. The dog soon killed the fox ; and the hen was so grate-fiil, that she al-ways went with the dog af-ter that, and would some-times roost in hisien-nel. 56 SPELLER AND REABEl?. The accent on the first syllable. Ad ry cer e mo ny dif ^ culty el e gan cy for mi da ble gul li flow er im po dent ly sane tu a ry an nu al ly per sqii a ble vol un ta ry prof it a ble cow ard li ness ig no min y lios pit a bly a vi a ry sep a ra ble cop u la tive per isL. a ble or di na ry pas sion ate ly rep u ta ble sol i ta ry ter ri to ry val u a ble ut ter a ble or a to ry com mis sa ry pen e tra ble pros e cu tor va ri ous ly cred it a ble tran si to ry a mi a ble ob du ra cy sea son a ble crit i cal ly con quer a ble SPELLER AND BEADEE. 51 pat ri mo nj an swer a ble cor di al ly ser vice a bly ad ver sa ry ex e era ble cus torn a ry mat ri mo ny ne ces sa ry ac ces so ry cat er pil lar dam age a ble ef ^ ca cy gen tie wo man lion our a ble in ti ma cy lit e ra ture meas ur A^le pal at a ble sec re ta ry vi o la ble pnr ga to ry el i gi ble prom is so ry nu me ra ble com mon al ty mul ti pli er dis pu ta ble con tro ver sy mis e ra ble ac cu rate ly char it a ble ex qiiis ite ly bab it a ble lu mi na ry mem o ra ble pen sion a ry rea son a ble - stat n a ry va ri a ble ar ro gant ly conr te ons ly 58 SPELLER AND READER. par don a ble tern po ra ry pref ef a ble com men ta ry war rant a ble ap o plex y prac ti ca ble com for ta ble vir tu al ly ad mi I'a ble sub lu na ry com pe ten cy mel an cbol y spec u la tive Blessed is lie tbat considereth tlie poor ; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. SPELLEK AKD KEADEE. 59 A PRETTY THING, Who am I tliat shine so bright, With my pretty yellow light, Peeping through your curtains grey ? Tell me, little girl, I pr^y. When the sun is gone, I rise, In the very silent skies ; And a cloud or two doth skim Round about my silver rim. All the little stars do seem Hidden by my brighter beam ; And^mong them I do ride, Like a queen in all her pride. Little girl, consiaer well. Who this simple tale doth tell ; And I think you'U guess it sooUj For I only am the Moon. 60 SPELLER AND READER. The accent on the last syllahle. Ap per tain tliere a bout ev er more o ver flow in di rect dis a gree rec on cile o ver look in ter line su per fine o ver turn mis in form un der mine dis o blige dis al low o ver take un der stand im por tune in ter fere o ver throw sev en teen dis o bey un be lief here up on com pre hend o ver grown in dis creet dis re gard dis a]3 point dis com pose in ter cede in dis pose in cor rect in ter mix ap pre hend o ver run dis es teem dis pos sess in ter cept o ver borne con tra diet vi o lin gren a dier af ter noon mis be have here to fore car a van rep ri mand o ver cast> yes ter night dis ap pear con de scend rec om mend o ver^ome vol un teer in so much rep re hend mis ap ply su per scribe dis be* lief SPELLEiR AND HEADER. 61 The accent on the third syllable, Al plia bet i cal hos pi tal i ty cer e mo ni al im por tu ni ty dis a gree a ble jus ti fi a ble ex com mu ni cate mer i to ri ous fal 11 bil i ty op por tu ni ty ge o graph i cal phi lo sopli i cal lib er al i ty per pen die u lar in ex pres si ble im ma te ri al gen e al o gy in con ceiv a ble in sig nif i cant cat e chet i cal prob a bil i ty in e qual i ty a rith met i cal ge o met ri cal rec on il la ble in ci vil i ty min is te ri al cliro no lo gi cal in fi del i ty im pro pri e ty byp crit i cal * rep re sen ta tive im mor tal i ty a pos tol i cal mat ri mo ni al in sup port a ble dis o be di ence man u fac to rv 62 SPELLER AND REABEE, in ge nu i ty gen e ral i ty e van gel i cal in ter me di ate in con sid er ate mis eel la ne ous pop u lar i ty in con so la ble im ac conn ta ble con tn me li ous sen su al i ty ir re sis ti ble ac a dem i cal an ni ver sa ry u ni for mi ty cer e mo ni ous su j^er nat u ral in ex cu sa ble u ni ver si ty in dis pen sa ble cu ri OS i ty am bi gu i ty cir cu la to ry cus tom a ri ly ded i ca to ry ex pi a to ry fig u ra tive ly j^ di ca to ry or di na ri ly ap pli ca to^y sup pli ca to ry pos tu la to ry vol un ta ri ly spir it u al ly Silk is the produce of* a worm called tlie silk-worm : tliey are raised in warm coun- tries, and fed on the leaves of the white mulberry. SPELLER AND READER. 63 THE STUDIOUS BOY. Peter Thinkwell is fond of liis studies. He does not mean to be a fool, but intends to do some thing in the world. A great man says, "I was riding one day, and I met, every ^little while, some small stream,' and they were all going the same way. At last, I asked one where he was going. ' Why,' said the little rill, ' I am going to the city. I hear they want a great canal there, and I am going to help make it.' ' Why, what can you do ? I can step over you.' ' I don't know,' said the little rill, ' but I shall be there.' I came to another, and another, and they all said the same thing. They did not know what they could do, but all meant to do some- thing. " I went to the city, and I found running by its Bide a mighty river. The canal was 64 SPELLER AND READER. made, and bore on its bosom mighty steam sliips and the wealth of nations. It was all made by the little streams." Thus, each one in this world helps to make the grand tide of life, and fills some space in the vast stream, as it rushes on to the ocean of eternity. TOBACCO. Tobacco is a native of Ame- rica; as a medi- cine, it is use- ful ; b u t t h e health of many is much impair- ed by too free- ly making use of it, in smoking, chewing, and snuffing ; and much time and money are expended in this way, that might be better appro- priated. SPELLER AND EEADER. 05 The accent on the second svllaUe, A far canoe bas soon di vulge har angue con dense ab stract a gliast calash de pict re hearse be siege as pire bur lesque e elipse ac count quad rille gro tesque pro rogue en rich ex punge bo Ilea * ca rouse suggest e quip prefix a byss ga zette u surp de duce af front de serve e nough bom bast ' affright de sert un furl dis cern ca ress dis burse a midst a bash pre diet in stead be hoove ca tarrh ex ult con dign an nounce con demn forth with dis tinct a stray con. sign a brea^ ex tinct re lapse 6-6 SPELLER ANr> KEABEl?. The accent on the firat syllable. Cit i zen zo di ac ^yn the sis stig ma tize CO gen cy post hu mous cli a logue va ri ous a gen cy chron i cle beau te ous hu mor some rlaeu ma tism prom i nent frol ick some Ion gi tude di a lect clxor is ter voc a tive cur va tive liy a cinth mon ar cLy di a phragm fo li age sol e cism nu tri tive cog ni zance psalm o dy fu gi tive pros o dy dis so nant pa geant ry hoist er ous f u mi gate \oj a ger oys ter man an thor ize col o quy SPELLEK AKD KEADEE. 67 THE LITTLE LARK. I hear a pretty bird, but hark ! I cannot see it anywhere, Oh ! it is a little lark, Singing in the morning air. Little lark, do tell me why You are singing in the sky ? 'Tis to watch the silver star, Sinking slowly in the skies ; And beyond the mountain far, See the glorious sun arise, : Little lady, this is why I am mounted up so high. 'T is to sing a merry song, To the pleasant morning light : Why stay in my nest so long, , When the sun is shining bright 'i Little lady, this is why I sing so early in the sky. To the little birds below, I do sing a merry tune ; And I let the ploughman know He must come to labour soon. Little lady, this is why I am singing iu the sky. OS SPELLER AND REABER. The accent 07i the second syllable. Noc tur nal em bez zle pre sump tive re piig nant em bra sure fan tas tic o bei sance pie be ian sub poe na la con ic mo lass es vo li tion dog mat ic ap pel lant ere den tial al lu sion pro vin cial ex cres cenee hys ter ics se ques ter au tum nal e nig ma cour age ous dis ci pie a sy lum liy e na re pul sive a cros tic spec ta tor sen ten tious tran scend ent ca tbe dral de lin quent pro lif ic a cliieve ment ec cen trie atli let ic ma gi cian SPELLEE AND READER. 69 The accent on the third syllable. O ver seer CO in cide dis u nite re in force in ter leave guar an tee auc tion eer quar an tine in com mode o ver head pic tu resqne con tra vene cir cum scribe in ter sperse Bu per scrilje pi o neer ob li gee sub di vide dis em bogue mag a zme dev o tee ac qui esce con de scend dis ha bille man u mit as cer tain su per sede pre ma ture gaz et teer coun ter mand pre pos sess cir cum volve am bus cade coun ter vail rep re sent in ter lard en gin eer as sign ee To SPELLEK AND READER. THE JACKKNIFE. George, Mother, and Mr. T. Q-eorge, mother, I have got a jackknife; just such a one as I have wanted this some time. [^SJiows the knife to Ms mother. Mother, Where did you get it, my son ? George, As I was going to school, I saw it . lying on the ground before me, and I picked it up. Is it not pretty ? Mother. Yes ; but are you sure it is yours ? G-eorge. There, mother, that is what I thought you would say to me. Mother. Then you did not feel quite sure ? George, No, I did not, for I saw Mr. T^^ using one in school yesterday that very much re- sembled this ; and, mother, there are the initials S. T., on one side of this knife. Mother, Those are his initials : why did you not go to him and ask him if it was his ? ' George, At first I thought I would ; and then I thought how much I wanted a knife, and the advantages of having one, till it almost seemed SPELLEK AND READER. Tl right for me to keep it ; but it did not seem quite right ; and I was not decided what to do when I got to school, and several times this forenoon I have thought about the knife ; and the more I wanted to keep it, the louder did my conscience tell me i! was wrong. Mother. I am glad, my son, that you did not think it was right to keep it. But I am sorry you did not return it this forenoon, as you will not have another opportunity till Monday, unless you carry it to his house this afternoon. Qeorge. I should have returned it, but it was so pretty, and it seemed so hard to give it up then. But now I have thought more about it, it does not seem so hard ; for I can do without a knife at present, and perhaps by the time I need one, I shall have one. And if you are willing, 1 should like to go to Mr. T 's house and return it ; for I think he may want it. Mother. I am not only willing, but glad to have you return it. You may go now if you like. [Qoes out. 3Ir. T, goes on to the stage. G-eorge returns to the stage, and sags to Mr. T ., Qeorge. Here is yoyr knife, Mr. T., I found 12 SPELLER AND EEADEE. it in the road when I came to school this morn- ing. 3Ir. T, Thank jou, George ; I am very glad to find it. I was afraid it would not be found, and I am glad to see you so honest. 0-eorge, sir, I was not very honest. I did want to keep it very much. Mr, T. Why did you not then ? G-eorge. I thought about it this forenoon, and, this noon, and came to the conclusion it was not mine, and I had no right to keep it. Mr, T. That was the way to do : never make a hasty act, for by so doing you may oftentimes do wrong. Always stop to think. [Mr. T. takes a knife out of his pocket, and says^ Here, George, take this knife, which is exactly like the one you have so wished to keep ; and whenever you use it, may you always remember that "honesty is the best policy." G-eorge. Thank you, sir. I do not think I shall forget it. Blr. T. Good by, George. G-eorge. Good by, sir. SPELLER AND READER. 73 Tlie accent on A vi a ly con scion a ble ig no min y tern per a ture nav i ga ble op er a tive vir u lent ly nee ro man cer an ti qna ry fash ion a ble pat ri mo ny vir tu al ly tol er a ble as: 1*1 cnl ture pen sion a ry whim si cal ly tab er na cle ac ri mo ny pref er a ble the first syllable, lap i da ry ven e ra ble pas sion ate ly ex pli ca tive crim i nal ly ar clii tec ture sta tion a ry su per a ble nom i na tive die tion a ry vul ner a ble % u ra tive mar riage a ble par si mo ny el i gi ble punc tu al ly du bi ous ly pal li a tive au di to ry u ►SPELLER AND KEADER. The accent on the second syllable. me trop o lis con cu pis cence Dox ol o gy re spon si ble the ol o gy a poc a lypse pre die a ment fa cil i ty con tig u ous a men a ble sa lu bri ous a poc ry plia in tu i tive ter ra que ous am phib i ous ca lum ni ate plile bot o my hy poth e sis ma liog a ny al le vi ate con tern pla tive an ni bi late vo cif e rous sten og ra pby cor rob o rate a non y mous sa tir i cal to pog ra pby as trol o gy dis cer ni bly ar tic u late ma li cious ly com pas sioji ate au da cious ly cos mog ra pby e con o my CO ag u late or tbpg ra pliy SPELLEE A^^D READEE. lb AN EASY WAY TO SETTLE A QUARREL. Frank, his Father, and John. Frank. Father, John White has broken my Idte. I think he is the meanest boy I ever saw. Father, I ain sorry, my son, to hear you speak so about such a little matter ; you know, Frank, that John has no one to tell him any better, and you ought to feel sorry for him. Did he do it on purpose ? Frank. Yes, sir. I was flying it, but the wind was too strong for the line, which broke, and it fell among a number of boys, among which was John, who took it and broke it, and then sent back word of what he had done, and that if I would come over, he would serve me the same. Father. If all that you say is true, it is no reason why you should speak of him as you did. Frank. I was angry, then, father. I spoke before I thought. T6 SPELLER AND READER. Father, Be careful hencefortli, and al- ways stop to think before speaking in tliat manner. If, Frank, you will do as I tell you to, I tkink you can settle the affair very easily. Frank, I will most gladly, father. What is it ? Father. You remember that new kite which I made for you, which you have not yet used : you can carry it over to John as a present. He has no one to make kites for him. Frank. Shall I go now, father ? But how do I know he will take it kindly % . Father. You must not think of that, my son. Frank. I will go now ; may I not, father ? Father. Yes. I do not need you at pres- ent ; do not stop long, however. [Fxit Frank, [Johi goes on the stage, Frank returns with his kite. Franh. Good morning, John : here is a new kite, which I will give you. SPELLER AND READER. Y7 John. Wliy do you give it to me ? I should not'tliink you would, for I broke yours last niglit. Frank, Tliat is tlie reason I gave it to you, to show you that I did not care for the kite, and that I was not offended with you. John. Frank, you make me ashamed of myself for doing as I did. Will you for- give me ? Frank. It is already forgiven, John. I must go home now, for I told father I would not stop. Will you not accept the kite % John. Thank you, Frank. I will accept it as a gift from you, and every time I fly it, it will make me think of the one who gave it to me. Frank, Good by, John. IS SPELLER AND EEADEK. The accent Ar o mat ic rep e ti tion al le gor ic e van gel ic ef fer ves cence ig no ra mus su do rif ic cir cum ja cent sac ri le gious vir tu o so cir cum stan tial an i mal cule met a pliys ics nom en cla ture ad ven ti tious sper ma ce ti der e lie tion al ge bra ic in ca pa cioiis on the third syllable^ man i fes to ap pa ra tus ex hi bi tion con tu ma cious sal a man der pes ti len tial in u en do con va les cenee ac a dem ic ad a man tine syc phan tic in flu en tial rbet o ri cian tlie ret ic met a mor plius be a tif ic ac qui es cence e van es cent pro ter per feet Sl^ELLER AND READER. 19 The accent on the second syllable. Ob lig a to ly la bo ri ous ly com mil ni ca ble in suf fer a ble gra til i tous ly im pen i tent ly in du bit a bly com mu ni ca tive de rog a to ry re mu ne ra tive ob se qui ous ly fan tas ti cal ly me lo di ous ly in cor ri gi ble in dis so lii ble mag nif i cent ly ex plan a. to ry in ter min a ble dis in ter est ed re pos i to ry in cend i a ry a bom i na bly pa tbet ic al ly ma te ri al ly for tu i tons ly fe lo ni ous ly e pis to la ry iu del i ca cy in vet er a cy im mod er ate ly v^o cab u la ry lie ro ic al ly her ed it a ry vo lup tu a ry pe cu ni a ry con fed er a cy gram mat ic al ly bar mo ni ous ly 80 Speller and eeadee. THE LITTLE HUSBANDMAN. I'm a little husbandman ; Work and labor hard I can ; I'm as hapj)y all the day At my work, as if 'twere play : Though I've nothing fine to wear, Yet for that I do not care. When to work I go along, Singing loud my morning song, With my wallet at my back, Or my wagon whip to smack, O, I am as happy then As any idle gentlemen. I've a hearty appetite,^ And I soundly sleep at night, Down I lie, content to say, " I've been useful all the day." I'd rather be a ploughboy than A useless little gentleman. SPEIXEE AND READER. 81 ABBREVIATIONS. A. or Ans. Answer. A. B. or B. A. Bachelor of Arts. Abp. Archbishop. A. M. or M. A. Master of Arts. A. M. In the year of the world, or before noon. A. D. Anno Domini, in the year of our Xiord. A. A. S. Fellow of the American Academy, Adml. Admiral. Admrs. Administrators. Acct. Account. B. D. Bachelor of Divinity. Bp. Bishop. Bart. Baronet. B. V. Blessed Virgin. C. Cent, Centum, an Hundred. Capt. Captain. Cr. Creditor. Col. Colonel. Co. Company. Com. Commissioner. Cwt. An hundred weight. C. P. S. Keeper of the Privy Seal. C. S. Keeper of the Seal. D. D. Doctor of Divinity, Dr. Doctor, or Debtor. Dd. Delivered. 6 82 SPELLEK ANDREADEK. Esq. Esquire. E. G. For example. E. L. S. Eellow of the Linnean Society. F. A. S. Fellow of the Antiquarian Society. F. R. S. Fellow of the Royal Society. G. R. George the King. Gent. Gentleman. Genmo. Generalissimo. Hon. Honourable. lb. or Ibid. The same place. i. d. The same. i. e. That is. J. H. S. Jesus the Saviour of men. C. S. A. Confederate States of America. L. D. Doctor of Law. Kt. Knight. Lieut. Lieutenant. L. S. Place of the Seal. LL.D. Doctor of Laws. M. D. Doctor of Physic. Mr. Mister. Mrs. Mistress. M. S. Sacred to the Memory. M. P. Member of Parliament. MS. Manuscript. MSS. Manuscripts. Math. Mathematics. Madm. Madam. N. P. Mark well or take notice. SPELLER AND READER. 83 No. Number. N. S. New Style. 0. S. Old Style. Per cent. By the hundred. P. M. G. Professor of Music, Gresham College. P. S. Postscript. P. M. Afternoon. Q. Queen, Question. q. d. As if he should say. q. 1. As much as you please. q. s. A sufficient quantity. Rev. Reverend. Rt. Hon. Right Honourable; St. Saint. 5. T. P. Professor of Divinity. ' Servt. Servant. U. S. A. United States of America. Ult. The last. V. Vide, See, Note. Viz. for Videlicet, that is to say. Xt. Christ. ^ Xtn. Christian. 6. And. • . &c., et cetera, and so forth. .J^Cie: 84 SPELliER AND READEE. STOPS AND MARKS. A Comma is marked thus , A Semicolon ; A Colon : A Period, or full stop A Note of Interrogation ? A Note of Admiration - ! A Parenthesis () Crotchets or Brackets  An Apostrophe An Asterisk * A Caret ^ A Dash — A Hyphen An Index ** j||^°» An Obelisk t A Paragraph T "^' A Quotation " A Section' § A Brace } The reader will pause or stop at the comma, till he can say one ; at the semicolon, one, two ; ut the colon, one, two, three ; at the period, note of intert'ogation, and admiration, one, two, three, four; SPELLER AND READER. 85 FIGURES AND NUMBERS. One 1 I Two ^ 2 II Three 3 III Four 4 IV Five 5 V Six 6 VI Seven 7 VII Eight 8 VIII Nine 9 IX Ten 10, X Eleven 11 XI Twelve 12 XII Thirteen 13 XIII Fourteen 14 XIV Fifteen 16 XV Sixteen 16 XVI Seventeen 17 XVII Eighteen 18 XVIII Nineteen 19 XIX Twenty 20 XX Twenty-five 25 XXV Thirty 30 XXX 86 SPELLER AND READER. Thirty-five 35 XXXV Forty 40 ^ XL Forty-five 45 XLV Fifty 50 L Fifty-five $5 LV Sixty 60 LX • Sixty-five 65 LXV Seventy 70 LXX Seventy-five 75 LXXV Eighty 80 LXXX Eighty-five 85 LXXXY Ninety 90 XC ' Ninety- five 95 XCV Ninety-nine 99 XCIX One hundred 100 c Two hundred 200 GO Three hundred 300 ccc Four hundred 400 coco Five hundred 500 D Six hundred 600 DC Seven hundred 700 DCC Eight hundred 800 DCCG Nine hundred 900 DCCCC One thousand 1000 M One thousand eight hundred and ty^ 'enty-six ; 1826, MDCCCXXVI. SPELLER AND READER. 87 ISABEL. I wisli I were a butterfly, Said little IsaLel ; What pretty tales of summer flowers I to my friends would tell ! I'd never rest upon a rose, A tulip, or a pink ; But of their varied hues and tints I afterwards would think. I'd rove from nlorn to setting sun. And never stop to rest, Unless it were. on some sweet flower, That I might love the best. To rest upon a deep-red rose, Would give me great delight.; But then I'd love as well to rest Upon a rose that's white. 88 SPELLER AI^TD EEADEE. The lilly and the primrose pale, The violet so blue, I'd stop and give to each a kiss, As onward still I flew. I think you told me once, mamma, That up where shines the star. There is a world of fadeless flowers, More sweet than these by far ; — • And children who are good and pure May rove amongst them free : O, if I were but there, mamma, How happy I should be ! Note. — Ii'^would appear silly for a person reall:^ to wish to be a butterfly. In this case, we are only to consider Isabel as indulging a momentary fancy, and not as express- ing a settled and mature desire. SPELLER AND EEADER. 89 THE BOY THAT COULD NOT READ. Tliere was ouce a little boy wlio was tra- velling over a country wliere tliere were no houses. At length lie came to a place where the road divided into two paths, one lead- ing to Boston, the other to Salena. By the way-side there was a post set up, and on this jDOst was a board, and on this board were some letters^ to show travellers which road led to Boston, and which to Salem. The little boy wished to go to Boston, and was ^ery anxious to know which of the two roads led to that city ; but, alas ! he could not read. He looked up at the guide-board for a long time, and said to himself, as follows : " I wish I could read ; I could then tell which road to take. It is now almost dark; if I take the 90 SPELLER AND READER. wrong road^ I stall not get to Boston to- night ; I liave no money, and I must stay on tlie road till I reach home." The little boy then looked again at the guide-board, and again he said, "Would that I could read. I could then tell which way to go." I beg my young readers will all recollect this little story, and let them all learn how to read. It will cost them some study; but a person who does not learn to read, often goes through the world, like the little boy on his journey, without knowing whether he is on the right road or the wrong one. MORE ABOUT THE BOY THAT COULD NOT READ. I suppose you would be glad to hear the rest of the story of the boy that could not read. I will now tell it to you. After waiting at the guide-post for a long SPELLER AND READER. 91 time, lie chose tlie riglit-liand road, hoping that it might prove the true one. He then trotted along very fast, for it was now near sunset. In a short time, it was quite dark. The clouds were thick and heavy, and it soon began to rain. The boy pushed on, how- ever, hoping all the while that he should meet somebody that could tell him if he was on the right road or not. But it was a long time before auy one came along, and all this while the little traveller was wishing that he had learned to read. "My father," said he to himself, "has often desired me to go to school ; but I loved to play about the streets much bet- ter than to sit on a bench, and gaze into a book. " And now I am punished for my disobe- dience and my folly. A person who will not learn to read can do but little, and very 92 SPELLER AND EEADEE. often in life lie must be in doubt whether lie takes the right road or the wrong one. If I can get home again, I will certainly learn to read." The boy now met a man on horseback, and asked him if he was on the road to Boston. " No," said the stranger, " this is the turnpike road to Salem. You must turn and go back thiee miles, to find the Boston road." The little boy now went back to the guide-board and then took the right hand road, which led him to Boston. But he did not get there till morning. This affair, however, taught him a good lesson. " I see now," said he, " that it is a great thing to know how to read. He who can read will get knowledge that will save him much time and trouble. Books are like guide-boards, and they show uathe way to go. " But we musit learn to read, or the books SPELLER AND READER. 93 are as useless as the guide-board was to me." With these wise thoughts, the boy turned to his books, and soon became a good scholar. JACK FROST. Who hath killed the smiling flowers. Once so fair in yonder bowers ? Who hath ta'en away their bloom? Who hath swept them to the tomb ? Jack Frost — Jack Frost. Who hath chased the birds so gay, Lark and linnet, all away ? Who hath hushed their joyous breath ? And made the woodland still as death? Jack Frost — Jack Frost. Who hath chilled the romping river ? Who doth make the old oak shiver ? WTio hath wrapped the world in snow f Who doth make the wild winds blow ? Jack Frost — Jack Frost. 94 SPELLER AND PwEADEE, Wlio (lotli ride on snowy drift, "When tlie night' winds, keen and swift, Sweep the land and sweep the sea, Bent on mischief — who is he ? Jack Frost — Jack Frost. Who doth strike with icy dart, The way-worn traveller to the heart ? Who doth make the ocean wave The seaman's home, the seaman's grave ? Jack Frost— Jack Frost. Who doth prowl, at midnight hour. Like a thief around the door, Through each crack and crevice creeping, Through the very key-hole peeping ? Jack Frost — Jack Frost. Who doth pinch the traveller's toes ? Who doth sting the schoolboy's nose ? Who doth make your fingers tingle ?. Who doth make the sleigh-bells jinglej . .' Jack Frost — Jack Frost.